Written by Kathy Olivarez Friday, 31 August 2012 08:00
EDINBURG — Getting proper drainage for Hidalgo County is the No. 1 one issue facing Hidalgo County, making the county’s proposed multi-million dollar drainage project a critical need, said Judge Ramon Garcia at the first of several open forums to discuss the proposed project which will go before voters in November.
The $184 million bond issue project will connect the rapidly developing northern area of McAllen to the Raymondville Drainage Ditch, a $250 million channel located in the northern park of the county.
The meeting was held at the University of Texas-Pan American on Aug. 22. Fourteen more meetings will be held across the county before Election Day.